Friday, June 10, 2011

Out of Chaos...

This week, my husband and I were simultaneously seized by the desire to redo the planters that surround our pool—a dangerous occurrence resulting in much spending, digging, sweating, planting and neglecting of other activities.


And chaos.


Two trips to the nursery and six hours (apiece) later, we’ve achieved our goal. What do you think?


We rearranged our container plants to blend in with the planters, replaced soil, fertilized, and topped off the beds with pine straw. I even have a tiny containerized herb garden:


We’re ready for some serious lounging outside now that we’ve cut down on the “Oh, that needs to be fixed,” items. Time to pour that cold drink and pick up that book…


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10 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Nice work! Do you guys hire out?!!

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Looks great - your hard work paid off. Now sit back and enjoy it!

Claire M said...

This looks so inviting!! Enjoy what you two have accomplished together!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Laure--Thanks! As for hiring out, I'm afraid our bodies would quickly put a stop to that. You should have heard the complaining the past couple of days!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Cheryl--That's just what we plan to do!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Claire--Doing it together really did make it more enjoyable. We haven't done a home project together for a while, as we tend to go our own separate ways while working around the house.

Elizabeth Smith said...

It looks delightful! Green things and a good book...what more could you want?

Kathy A. Johnson said...

You said it, Elizabeth. Makes for a very pleasant afternoon.

Teresa said...

I think it looks great! Pool party at Kathy's house! :-)

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Come on down, Teresa!